Oklahoma passenger trains

Discussion in 'Passenger Operations' started by trains1504, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. trains1504

    trains1504 Member

    Does anyone have bc we any information on Frisco passenger trains going in to Oklahima city. A friend if mine said that he rode from either okmulgee or Muskogee in the early 60's and said the train backed all the way to Oklahoma City from one of those places.

    Any have an answer to that.

    Thanks

    Mark H
    Trains1504
     
  2. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Unless there was a detour owing to either a derailment or a washout or some similar event, I do not understand how that would have happened. Okmulgee is not on the Frisco's passenger line, which ran from Tulsa to OKC by way of Sapulpa. Muskogee is on the M-K-T, which did not offer passenger service into OKC during the 1960s.

    GS
     
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  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The Frisco operated the Black Gold, its overnight Tulsa-DFW until Jan 19, 1960. The Black Gold had a scheduled stop at Okmulgee. As Greg notes a reverse move to Tulsa would have been due to extraordinary circumstances.
     
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